Monday, January 25, 2010

Healthy Tissue

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - Big weekend for Indianapolis. The Colts won a spot in Superbowl 44 (and I’m sure you will all recall how wonderful those Colts are). Just the day before, another big win for Indy – a huge win for breast cancer researchers worldwide actually. The above photo shows docs from IU and the ZTA sorority from Bloomington, IN. Adorable, aren’t they? More importantly, they are generous, brave and healthy. That’s the unusual part. The girls came to Indianapolis to donate their healthy tissue to contribute to an amazing new bank. There are so many people around the world who want to do something in the fight against cancer, and they feel like giving money just isn’t enough. They walk, they run, they bake, they do all the things asked of them but still feel compelled to continue. What generosity these young ladies have shown, and what courage. Having someone remove tissue from your body is never easy, but they all did it with a smile and smoothie in hand. Thank you, girls, for what you have done for all of us. And as always, thank you to those amazing docs – my prayer remains that you will have to find another field of study very soon. Your work in cancer research will draw to an end when you crack the cure. :)

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